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04-28-2012, 08:32 PM #1
Replanted Discus and Blue Discus Tank
Here are both my discus tanks - added some more plants to the planted tank and put plants in the 'wood only' discus tank. The blue discus tank was a wood only tank but the company sent me far more plants than I had ordered. The light over the blue discus tank isn't ideal (not large enough but is LED.)
Still, all the new plants (and half of the original) are high temperature plants intended for a discus tank.
The substrate is mostly gravel but a thin layer of sand is on top to allow the discus to find and eat their food more easily. I must admit that I really thought that adding plants after establishing the original layered substrate would be an issue - it wasn't at all. A little extra sand recovered all the gravel that was disturbed when I added all the new plants.
I prefer the thick gravel/thin sand layer because the reverse UGF (NOT used as a filter) will keep the gravel and sand oxygenated and free of debris - so no stiring (now that would create a mess with the layers!)
04-28-2012, 08:49 PM #2
04-28-2012, 09:02 PM #3
0Originally Posted by Aeonflame
Yes, I fully agree - also, I'd love to have ground cover plants but haven't seen any such high temp plants offered. Of course, I'm sure there are some, just don't know of any ... I put one small ground cover group in (baby tears on a piece of wood) but I really do not believe it will 'make it'.
04-28-2012, 10:05 PM #4
Lovely tanks cermet!! I still find it amazing how big adult discus areMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
04-28-2012, 11:55 PM #5
Nice looking tanks
Are the fish in the second pic fully grown ?If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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04-29-2012, 07:14 AM #6
Tanks look Great, I just love your Discus, Every time i see them i get an Itch to set up a Discus Tank!
04-29-2012, 08:57 AM #7
0Originally Posted by Cliff
So now it begins - the war - I will be trying to grow the plants out but keep the enemy of all aquarium plant keepers in check - the terrible monster called algae! Almost forgot why I gave up keeping plants! Still, the tanks do look soooo much better. Really sets the fish off (of course, if they were wilds, plants would be an issue for a bio-type aquarium, only wood should be in the tank.)
I will soon prove ... well, just see if I get lucky - if my new schedule of water changes will work (already two other discus have paired off and are doing the standard 'dance' with each other. That is, one shakes as one watches, and then they switch roles.)
I know if I slip up in any way - even the most minor detail - algae will be waiting to get me ... I mean my tanks!
Last edited by Cermet; 04-29-2012 at 09:07 AM.
04-29-2012, 12:25 PM #8
05-09-2012, 12:33 PM #9
cermet your tanks are beautiful ,I love the blue diamond solid blue tank the best they're very nice. I'm setting up a discus tank soon.I have the tank, stand and filter just got to finish siliconing the lid on it and a couple of other things, I'm putting a big terracotta plant pot in it with gravel & sword plants but bare bottom and I want to get about 15 babies of different strains mainly blue though and grow them out to pair them up. the tank is 3 foot X 2 x 2 foot.Good luck with your fish .My female pepper cory has been laying eggs but there's no male in the tank so over the next couple of weeks i'm going to get a couple of males.
05-09-2012, 01:25 PM #10
Very very nice tanks!